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  #1  
January 9th, 2007, 05:32 PM
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Hi. I'm having a hard time deciding how to paint baby's room. I have a cherry crib and and I'm using Wendy Bellissimo's Vintage Teaberry stuff. I have thought about a light green or light pink. I saw at one point a room that was done in thick stripes with 2 different colors of sage green. Carpet is beige and will go with anything. What do you think? I'm worried because I painted my sons room what I thought was light yellow and it turned out looking like a McDonalds sign. Thanks for your help!
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January 9th, 2007, 07:57 PM
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I'm assuming you're having a girl? What color is your flooring? I like the idea of doing wide stripes in the two different shades of sage on the bottom half of the wall with the dusty pink on the top maybe separated with a chair rail or a border that matches?

Here's a link of a gallery of different rooms with that set in it. I like the first one as well with the wall all one color, but sponged.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-...index=1#gallery
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January 10th, 2007, 01:39 PM
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I love that bedding!!!! With the cherry wood, it would depend on what kind of feel you are going for. Do you want it more light and shabby chic or more rich, warm and velvety?

If it's a lighter feel, maybe you could do your walls in rich cream or light sage, still stripe them, but alternate between a flat paint and then a gloss in the exact same color. Then maybe get shelf sconces for the wall and fill really beautiful vases with different shades of pink roses to set on the shelves, or go with large pictures of roses frames in a cherry wood frame. You could also do a pink and cream striped wall with a pinstripe of the sage in between the stripes.

If it is a rich feel, then go with a sage green for the walls, and maybe do a diamond pattern in sage and cream behind the crib. It's hard to do, but the affect is beautiful. And get a darker green rug to put on the cream colored carpet you have.

For matching the paints don't be afraid to bring your bedding into the paint store and before you ultimately decide, take the paint chip outside with the bedding to see it in natural light.

Good luck, and I would love to see pics when it is all done.
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January 11th, 2007, 01:34 PM
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I am not using that bedding, but I did use the mobile and several of the accessories. My furniture is also cherry, and the we used the color "tantalizing tan" from Behr. It is an incredibly soft pink, almost a blush. I did not want a bubble gum room! Good luck!
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January 12th, 2007, 01:49 PM
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One thing to decide is if you want the room to pop out in color or if you want it very suttle and calming.

Your greens are going to make the dark wood stand out and the focus will be given to it. The pinks will be the easiest to pick out and allow the wood to blend nicely with the room. The green may be a hard one to pick out, even if you take the fabric with you. Most people will pick the same color that's in the fabrics. When you do this...look at the entire color card. Try to move up 2 swatches or down 2 swatches from the one you think matches best. This way the room will have a comforting feel.

I think your best bet would be the pinks. And don't take the swatches outside to look at them. You need to take them home under the lights you have there. This is the only way to tell what it will look like. The sun and light bulbs you have at home have different spectrums due to factors in the home such as windows and how the light bounces in each room.

Stripes can look nice, but be careful if the room is small, this will make it seem smaller. A chairrail height division is usually best if two toning a room.
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January 13th, 2007, 11:37 AM
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i had a friend that painted the whole room a flat (not glossy) green and then took a clear gloss paint and did wide stripes. it looked sooooo cool. the shades were he same yet just a bit different.
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January 13th, 2007, 11:15 PM
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I saw at one point a room that was done in thick stripes with 2 different colors of sage green.[/b]
i have seen this and love it... it looks so finished and very cute for a lil girls room.... if u have the time and patience to do this i think it would look great
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January 15th, 2007, 05:30 PM
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I love the idea of the wide stripes, I love how it looks!!!!!
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